Despite the apparent letdown in terms of ratings that the fourth season premiere of America's Got Talent has shown Tuesday, there may yet to be some light in the horizon. Some critics say that all the dance acts on the show were better than Diversity, the winner of the last season of Britain's Got Talent and the conqueror of worldwide celebrity Susan Boyle.
We previously reported that the NBC talent show hoped the popularity of the plump 47-year-old would translate to better ratings across the ratings, but instead America's Got Talent's viewers dipped 12 percent from last season's opener at 11.3 million. While the figures led all shows for the night for the peacock network, it was the lowest for AGT since its 2006 debut.
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MSNBC.com, the news website for the NBC news family, reports that nearly all the dance acts on America's Got Talent so far had been better than Diversity, the winner of Britain's Got Talent's third season.
"A dance act called FootworKINGZ that was easily better than the winner of Britain's Got Talent, Diversity. So was the dance group the Unexpected Step Team. So was... well, just about any American dance group that hit the stage last night. It's not difficult to be better than Diversity."
The same critic, however, weren't as kind as to give a consolation to the diversity of acts that performed, commenting that America's got talent alright, but not a lot. "You know how this works: the cluelessly talent-free rub elbows with the freakish novelty acts (a guy who puts a metal hook through his nose and has it emerge through his mouth). And there are a couple of amusing acts. A dog that caught Frisbees with dexterity."
If anything, though, America's Got Talent
helped rookie series The Philanthropist
as lead-in, with 7.4 million viewers tuning in.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
, Entertainment Weekly(Image courtesy of NBC)